13.0393 new on WWW: Dreyfus (not so new); copyright tutorial; essay

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       [1] From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni- (37)
             Subject: Hubert Dreyfus ON "Kierkegaard and the Information

       [2] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (94)
             Subject: ALA Online Copyright Tutorial

       [3] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk> (10)
             Subject: essay online

             Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 07:48:00 +0000
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
             Subject: Hubert Dreyfus ON "Kierkegaard and the Information

    Fellow Scholars,

    Actually..The event is two years old..but the message is new and timely..
    AT UCB Colloquium on Art,Tech, and Culture: 1997-98 - Prof. Hubert Dreyfus

    The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium on Wednesday, October 15, UC
    Berkeley --an iteresting observations by Prof. Dreyfus..Comments are
    welcome on the following abstracts..

    Hubert Dreyfus has written..
    In The Present Age (1846) Soren Kierkegaard condemns The Press for
    contributing to the nihilism of his age by cultivating risk-free anonymity
    and idle curiosity and thereby leveling all meaningful differences. He
    would surely have denounced the world wide web for the same reasons. I
    will spell out Kierkegaard's objections by considering how the web
    promotes the nihilism of Kierkegaard's two nihilistic spheres of existence
    and repels the third non-nihilistic sphere.

    In the aesthetic sphere, the aesthete lives in the categories of the
    interesting and the boring and wants to see as many interesting sights
    (sites) as possible. The web promotes surfing which is surely a matter of
    being attracted by whatever is interesting and dropping whatever is
    boring, a paradigmatic form of nihilism. In the ethical sphere, the
    ethical person's whole life consists in making and keeping commitments.
    Ethical people might use the Internet to make up and keep track of their
    commitments but would be brought to the despair of meaninglessness by the
    ease of making and unmaking commitments in any domain. Only in the
    religious sphere is nihilism overcome by making a risky, unconditional
    commitment. But the net, which promises a risk-free simulated world,
    would tend to undermine rather than support such a commitment.

    FULL Text of the paper is available at

    Please visit UC Berkeley Art, Technology and Culture Colloquim is at

    Kindest Regards
    Arun Tripathi
    Research Scholar
    University of Dortmund
    EdResource Moderator
    Online Facilitator

             Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 07:48:39 +0000
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: ALA Online Copyright Tutorial

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
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    February 9, 2000

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             Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 07:49:07 +0000
             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: essay online

    At the request of Dr Gerd Wille (Bonn), I have published online his essay,
    "The Proper Way of Teaching Computers to Humanities Students - Is There a
    Problem?", at <http://ilex.cc.kcl.ac.uk/wlm/gw/willee.txt>. All
    correspondence about this essay should go to Dr Wille, <willee@uni-bonn.de>.

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    maui gratia

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